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Bend considers plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions

A plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions in the city of Bend by changing commuting habits and energy sources, and creating incentives to encourage eco-friendly construction, could be up for consideration by the City Council as early as December

Posted: Oct 6, 2019 12:33 PM
Updated: Oct 6, 2019 12:33 PM

BEND, Ore. --- A plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions in the city of Bend by changing commuting habits and energy sources, and creating incentives to encourage eco-friendly construction.

The City Council could consider it as early as December.

If implemented, the plan could reduce fossil fuel consumption by 49% within a decade.

Cassie Lacy, senior management analyst for the city of Bend, provided the information to the Go Clean Energy Conference on Thursday.

As cities around the globe seek ways to become carbon neutral by the middle of this century, and climate activists push governments to reduce fossil fuel consumption, the city of Bend is looking to revamp its rules on promoting renewable energy and cutting carbon emissions.

Lacy says Bend's City Council will review the strategies in November and possibly vote on them by December.

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